Job no: 501515
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time, Education Support Professionals, Research
This position is within the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center. The mission of the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center is to understand the role of microorganisms in cardiovascular diseases, and to use these discoveries to improve public health. This is a unique emphasis: although there are many cardiovascular research centers, none is focusing on the connection between infection and inflammation. The Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center will direct efforts to two general areas: the first is the metabolic syndrome: obesity, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. There is increasing evidence that bacteria play a contributory or possibly causal role. The second area will address host-pathogen interactions that lead to autoimmunity directed against the heart.
The Instructional Support Technician II (IST II), under limited supervision, provides assistance in research and instructional support by carrying out research related to muscle development, using Drosophila as a model system. The incumbent is also responsible for training students who provide support for the research laboratory, shipping and receiving of research materials and overseeing laboratory inventory. The functions of the IST II include:
- Functional screening of transgenic flies, transgene mapping, fly husbandry, and maintenance of fly stocks.
- Supervising/training undergraduate students and training fellow colleagues.
- Routine laboratory maintenance: managing the laboratory and shipment of materials.
- Cryosectioning fly tissue.
- Fly dissections.
- Biochemical staining, immunohistochemistry staining, and electron microscopy.
- Beta-gal and Bradford assays.
- PCR, qPCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and cloning.
- In tissue culture analysis.
- DNA and RNA extraction.
- Co-immunoprecipitation and western blot analysis.
- Confocal microscopy.
For more information regarding the BioScience Center, click here.
Two positions: One a full-time (1.0 time-base) and one part-time (.50 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 12/31/2021. These positions is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to three years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to specialty area to which assigned.
Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Specialized Skills RequiredExperience carrying out research using DrosophilaExperience with dissection and analysis of individual muscle fiber types from Drosophila.Experience with modern cloning techniques including Gateway and Gibson (seamless) cloningExperience with cryosectioning, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy.Experience with immunoprecipitation assays; publication history in related discipline.Experience with basic bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput RNA-sequencing data.Experience with R programming.Experience supervising students.
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or closely related discipline
- Experience carrying out large-scale genetic screens
- Experience with dissection of Drosophila muscles, protein gel electrophoresis, and western blotting
- Experience with expression and purification of recombinant protein.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,907 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,907 - $6,779 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 7, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by July 6, 2021.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at [email protected]
Advertised: Jun 21, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled